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Waid, Staples, and now Fish are really doing great there. Once again, I see I have underestimated Archie comics. Dudebros seem to be blaming this on the chick from Squirrel Girl. The Archie reboot has been phenomenal, by the way, if you care to give it a look as a whole (though the main series is pretty romance-oriented, even if not solely, so maybe not your thing).
Archie itself is one of the sharpest remixes i've seen, cutting away all the cruft that has accumulated around the characters (it strongly harkens to the early comic), with excellent characterization & fine art (the issue of Annie Wu doing a mix of her usual art & Fiona Staples' was incredible).
Not that I had any idea or thoughts about such beforehand - but (comic book store manager) has talked about our surprisingly high proportion of asexual Game Night regulars, and when the news broke this week she was saying that we might see a corresponding spike of interest in the book as a result.
:) And I just read an interview with Chip Zdarsky where he talked about it - that the character has always been written as such (mostly as a burgers women punchline, but whatevs), so he wanted to embrace that.
The only 'canonical' love interest they ever gave Jughead was in Life with Archie where he's paired with Midge though even there it's a pretty low key relationship.
You might be thinking of that rather odd Archie TV movie from 1990 about 30-ish versions of the characters.
Yeah, its not like Mc Donalds already has a super recognizable fast food icon that's known by millions of people OH WAIT. You know, which would be appropriate for a kid who constantly wears a crown and has good burgers?
[There are] a lot of asexual readers, and they want representation," he continued. A character who has been established for decades and developed a following casually identifying as asexual without some big Coming Out moment or internal conflict? And honestly, Jughead is much more the archetypal asexual in my experience than Sherlock Holmes or (shudder) Sheldon off the Big Bang Theory. I ams still sometimes finding myself wondering how Archie, of spin rack fame, and never ending Veronica/betty/archie triangles, has become one of the, if not the best series when it comes ot addressing serious issues. Once again, I see I have underestimated Archie comics. Or boy really, asexual doesn't have to match up with Aromantic Or boy really, asexual doesn't have to match up with Aromantic I'm aware, but in this case...Sometimes Betty and Veronica are friends who are competing over Archie, and sometimes they seem to be one step away from murdering each other.One of the better things the reboot has done is move the A/B/V dynamic to a more believable place.Jughead is good fun - more outright comedic than the main title. Or the dude from Sex Criminals (which, you mentioned in your next post, just explicitly mentioning which comic we're talking about). Also, Show of hands: Who else thought of this when they heard the news? : DWould that be where Jughead marries burritos, too?Good looking as well & each issue brings back one of the various weird tales / spin-offs of the old stuff (like the super-spy or the time-travel stuff or the medieval fantasy stuff) as Jughead dreaming / fantasizing them. Dudebros seem to be blaming this on the chick from Squirrel Girl. I think they mean "Archie, Betty and Veronica forming a polyamorous union." Although I would not be opposed to Jughead marrying burritos as well as Hamburgers. I think they mean "Archie, Betty and Veronica forming a polyamorous union." That one working out depends on the phase on the moon.